LOL MORE COCKERY.
A clipping from Anarchist Monthly, vol. 2 in the Forest Owls' base says:
"President Deling became the president after the 2nd Sorceress War ended. To gain support quickly, he carried out the invasion of Timber. It was only a ploy to decorate an already corrupt man's immoral career... Our land Timber was brutally destroyed. Here began Vinzer Deling's road to dictatorship..."
However, one of the Forest Owls members in the control room tells you that, 18 years ago on the day before the invasion of Timber by Galbadia, the newly-inaugurated (that's what I'm guessing, since he says Deling had just come into power right before this) Deling began a hunt for resistance members; this was also when the fathers of Zone and Watts were killed.
If the [2nd] Sorceress War didn't end until Laguna contained Adel, how could Deling have become
president dictator and fought against Esthar in the war? He wouldn't have been president yet. :| I'm also assuming that Laguna and crew were in the army at the time of the Timber invasion; Ward does mention fighting the "almighty Timber army."
OMFG YOU GUYS